Speaker List

Speaker Last Name
Name Company Name Title
Molly Allwein VisitPITTSBURGH Digital Marketing Manager
Name Company Name Title
Robbie Banks Experience Columbus Director, Visitor Experience
Alison Best Destination Marketing Association International Executive Vice President, Membership Engagement
Caroline Beteta
Yuki Bi
Cassidy Blackwell AirBnB Director of Strategic Partnerships
Alan Boniface Dialog Design & Architects Partner
Amy Brown Visit Austin Director of Sales
Stephanie Brown Explore Asheville CVB President & CEO
Name Company Name Title
Catherine Callary
Matt Clement Arrivalist Director of Marketing & Industry Relations
Steve Cohen MMGY Global SVP, Research & Insights
Julie Coker Graham Philadelphia CVB President & CEO
Stewart Colovin MMGY Global EVP, Chief Creative Officer
Jamie Cox Visit Franklin, TN Creative Services Manager
Michael Crockatt Ottawa Tourism President & CEO
Name Company Name Title
Chuck Davison Visit SLO CAL President & CEO
Kelly de Schaun Park Board of Trustees & CVB of the City of Galveston Executive Director
Virginie De Visscher Business Events Canada Director of Business Development
Cindy Decker Houston First Corporation (Visit Houston) VP of Market Strategy
Devon Dow Mailman Group US Business Director
Braam du Plooy Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau Controller
Carleigh Dworetzky Destination DC Convention Strategy Manager
Name Company Name Title
Amir Eylon Longwoods International President
Name Company Name Title
Tyler Florence
John Forkin MARKETING DERBY LTD Managing Director
Erin Francis-Cummings Destination Analysts President & CEO
Leigh Franks Cape Town Tourism
Name Company Name Title
Mike Gamble Searchwide CEO
Rebecca Gehman Development Counsellors International (DCI) Director of Talent Attraction
Dan Gibson Visit Tucson Director of Communications
Andria Godfrey ADARA General Manager
Richard Gray Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau Vice-President LGBT+
Bryan Grimaldi NYC & Company Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel
John Groh Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau president/CEO
Name Company Name Title
Shelley Hall LatinWorks Account Director
Charles Harris Visit Anaheim Senior VP of Marketing
Julie Hart CFO by design President
Dan Holowack CrowdRiff CEO and CoFounder
Name Company Name Title
Chris Ihrig Fired-Up! Culture CEO (Chief Engagement Officer)
Name Company Name Title
Robert Jackson Houston First Corporation Chief Policy officer
Lori Janson Tourism Vancouver Director, Destination Development
Jack Johnson Destinations International Chief Advocacy Officer & Board Compliance
Name Company Name Title
Kari Kauffman Experience Columbus Vice President, Tourism
Brook Kaufman Visit Casper CEO
Tiffany Kerr Visit Austin Director of Marketing
Al Kidd National Association of Sports Commissions
Lewis Krell Utrip, Inc. Director of Business Development
Name Company Name Title
John Lambeth Civitas Advisors, Inc. President & CEO
Graeme Leathem Destination British Columbia Manager, Global Social Media
Frank Librio VisitDallas Chief Marketing Officer
John Limotte Mustache LLC CEO & Executive Creative Director
Thomas Loftus VisitPITTSBURGH Chief Marketing Officer
Matthew Long LandLopers Editor-in-Chief, Founder, LandLopers
Yi Louis Lu Brand USA Sr. Manager, Global Trade Development
Name Company Name Title
Stafford Marquardt Google Street View Program Manager
Brad Mayne International Association of Venue Managers President & CEO
Cassandra McAuley Tourism Calgary Executive Director, Stakeholder Engagement & Destination Development
Jim McCaul Destinations International Vice President, Destinations Products Management
Jim McMichael Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority Specialty Markets Manager
Name Company Name Title
Aaron Nissen Simpleview Digital Marketing Specialist
Name Company Name Title
Katherine O'Donnell Richmond Region Tourism Vice President of Community Relations
Greg Oates Executive editor of the SkiftX brand strategy group
Wendy Olson Killion Expedia Group Media Solutions Vice President
John Oros Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau President
Paul Ouimet Destinations International Managing Director of DesitinationNext
Name Company Name Title
David Paisley Community Marketing, Inc. Research Director
Gio Palatucci Sparkloft Media Account Manager
Lori Pepenella Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce Cheif Executive Officer
JessyLynn Perkins Director of Digital Marketing and Content Development
Name Company Name Title
Terri Roberts Destinations International Membership Engagement and Training Manager
Mike Robertson VisitPITTSBURGH Senior Services Manager
Thomas Roth Community Marketing & Insights President
Name Company Name Title
Nitin Sachdeva Venture Marketing
Adam Sacks Tourism Economics
Gabe Saglie Travelzoo Senior Editor
Mickey Schaefer The EXPERIENCE Institute CEO & Founder
Lucia Schepps Miles Partnership Head of Personalization
Christine (Shimo) Shimasaki 2Synergize, Inc. and Consultant for DMAI/IAVM City-Pairs Task Force
Matthew Skallerud Pink Banana Media President
Fritz Smith VISIT PHILADELPHIA Vice President of Research and Industry Relations
Gary Soloff
Anja Stas
Ashley Steckel VisitPITTSBURGH Advertising Sales Director
Name Company Name Title
Susie Townsend VISIT INDY Senior Vice President, Visitor Experience
Name Company Name Title
Claudia Vecchio Sonoma County Tourism President & CEO
Lisa Verbeck Tourism Australia Director of Marketing, Americas
Tana Vettore Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Director of Destination Development
Jaime Vogt Travel Tacoma + Pierce County Vice President of Marketing
Sheema Vohra Sartha Global Marketing LLP. Managing Director
Name Company Name Title
Ellie Westman Chin Visit Franklin, TN President & CEO
Ernest Wooden, Jr. Discover Los Angeles President & CEO
Michael Woody Visit San Antonio Vice President, Community Relations and Development

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